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Adirondack Experience logoTo Assist with new $4.5m ARTISTS & INSPIRATION IN THE WILD EXHIBITION Opening in 2023

Blue Mountain Lake, NY (January 11, 2022) - The Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, (ADKX) has received a $500,000 grant from the Challenge Grants program of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), a federal agency. The funds will help support the $2.25M construction cost of the Artists & Inspiration in the Wild project. As part of the Challenge Grant requirements, ADKX must match the funds 3:1. ADKX is in the final phase of fundraising for this project during which they will be seeking funds to match the NEH Challenge Grant. Currently ADKX has raised $3M of the $4.5M overall cost of the project. This grant was secured following a highly competitive application and review process.  NEH receives funding requests from across the U.S. and makes grants to a select few. Just eight Challenge Grants were made at the $500,000 level or more in the current round of NEH funding. …

Wild Center logoThe Wild Center announces January & February programming

Tupper Lake, N.Y. – The Wild Center has added to its winter programming with free snowshoe and kicksled rentals, guided ice fishing on its Greenleaf Pond and ice sculptures. These experiences – and more – are available Fridays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with timed ticket reservations. The Wild Center continues to host Wild Lights presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5-7 p.m. when the 115-acre campus is transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of dazzling lights. 

Frida KahloThe World of Frida and Frida Kahlo in Context

On view February 4–May 22, 2022

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Yonkers, NY (January 14,  2022) —Hudson River Museum is proud to present two companion exhibitions—The World of Frida and Frida Kahlo in Context—that celebrate the culture, style, and persona of visionary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907–1954), who continues to inspire with her story of love, loss, and incredible bravery. The exhibitions will be presented in both English and Spanish and will be on view from February 4–May 22, 2022. …

GCV&M New Year'sMumford, NY (December 28, 2021) – Genesee Country Village & Museum’s Nature Center will be opening its doors and trails this winter for Nature Sunday Experiences – opportunities for visitors to enjoy the snowy Museum grounds, learn about natural wildlife, and enjoy safe outdoor family fun. The Museum will be open for Nature Sunday Experiences starting Sunday, January 9, through Sunday, March 13, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for a suggested $5 donation.

Entrance view of the exhibit "A Wonderful, Awful Idea"In the galleries, “A Wonderful, Awful Idea”: Animating How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Behind the Screen, The Jim Henson Exhibition, and more on view

Expanded Holiday Hours: Open Daily December 26–January 2, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Astoria, New York, December 15, 2021 — This holiday season, Museum of the Moving Image welcomes families with expanded hours and programs including two rarely shown Jim Henson holiday TV specials, gallery events with a live puppet, an illustrated lecture about the making of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and screening of classic Chuck Jones cartoons, and the exhibition A Wonderful, Awful Idea”: Animating How the Grinch Stole Christmas. During winter recess for New York City public schools, the Museum will present big-screen family matinees of the acclaimed animated feature The Mitchells vs. the Machines.

Artpark logoLewiston, NY – Artpark & Company announces a grant award totaling $49,500 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector. Following New York State’s $105 million investment in the arts for FY2022, NYSCA has awarded more than $80 million since June 2021.

Schweinfurth Art CenterAuburn, NY (Dec. 20, 2021) – The Schweinfurth Art Center has received a $49,500 grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the state’s nonprofit arts and culture sector. The money was awarded under NYSCA’s Support for Organizations category, and will support all of the Art Center’s programming.

MOST logoSTEM Career Exploration on Last Saturday of Each Month

Syracuse, NY (December 6, 2021) - The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) proudly partners with Amazon as the new presenting sponsor of its monthly Be the Scientist science education program.

Be the Scientist allows museum visitors to learn about and explore the activities of a different scientist each month. From marine biology to computer programming and beyond, the last Saturday of the month is a time for local STEM practitioners, faculty, and museum visitors to come together and explore new careers and frontiers in science and technology in a manner that is fun and engaging, exposing students to all the possibilities for a rewarding career in science.

Coral Reef - Tang Teaching MuseumSaratoga Springs, NY (December 1, 2021) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College invites the public to contribute to the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, a community-created coral reef composed of hundreds of crocheted specimens that will go on view as part of the exhibition Radical Fiber: Threads Connecting Art and Science, which opens January 29, 2022.

For the Saratoga Springs Satellite Reef, anyone can participate by crocheting structures with coral-like ruffles, which represent hyperbolic geometry, an area of mathematics, either on their own or through upcoming events. The Satellite Reef is part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring.

AAM WWII C-47 Skytrain - American Airpower MuseumFarmingdale, NY (November 29, 2021) – The American Airpower Museum (AAM) will hold its annual Winter Hangar Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, December 12, 2021, from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m.  Come and participate in a fun community event for the entire family.  Hangar 3 will be decked out with Christmas themed decorations plus there will be photo opportunities with Santa all day!  Parents and children will enjoy hot pancakes with butter, maple syrup, sausages and beverages.  The AAM Holiday Tram will also take adults and kids for rides around the Hangar’s ramp, weather permitting. …